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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Novel Oral Dosage Forms : Capsules


CAPSULES

Liquid-fill formulation is one of the fastest growing sectors of the drug delivery market, increasing at a rate of 30% per annum. 


This is due to the number of highly potent chemical and biological drugs moving through development pipelines today – particularly for cancer treatments – but in fact, encapsulated products, such as fish oils, have long been popular as vitamin, health and performance supplements. 


Unlike many other forms, capsules mask taste and odour and allow for quick speed-to-market, yet they require less excipient. Their versatility allows for a multiplicity of branding options in terms of colour, size and printing/graphics. And of course, they are smooth, easy-to-swallow and are suitable for almost any dosage strength.